DINING // Andrew Zimmern
New York City
LOCALE: Union Square-ish, biggayicecreamtruck.com, Twitter THE SCOOP: Freelance schedules slow considerably in the summer, and professional bassoonist Doug Quint ofen found himself with lots of downtime. A fiend operated an ice cream truck in the summer and encouraged Quint to start his own. The idea was appealing. never really had a summer job growing Quint says. was always at music He launched Big Gay Ice Cream Truck with the help of his partner, Bryan in spring 2009.
Doug Quint works the truck himself, or six days a week The famous Choinkwich Enjoying vanilla soft serve with sprinkles The BGICT is a welcome sight.
THE PRODUCT: Quint starts out with the basics: high-quality vanilla and chocolate sof-serve. From there, anything but ordinary. Favorites include vanilla drizzled with Bariani olive oil topped with sprinkles of sea salt. Then The sundae with pumpkin butter, graham crackers, whipped cream and craisins, which Quint likens to your plate clean afer Thanksgiving dinner and Other toppings include ground wasabi peas, Trix cereal and toasted curried coconut. THE HOLY GRAIL: Quint sandwiches chocolate ice cream between two thin chocolate cookies. The kicker? Caramelized bacon. Dubbed this treat is so popular, Quint put it on the menu because he simply meet the demand. On days stocked with bacon, notif enthusiasts via Twitter. two or three minutes, I get my Choinkwich he says.
June 2010 deltaskymag.com
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